Today Black and Tan Records released our new single
B&T 968 – I Don’t Want – ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding
It’s the second track from a recording session that we did In December 2017with Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding. This time a new and original song.
The track is released digital only and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:
ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding – Rosie (Black & Tan B&T 967
Jan Hidding is singer with the long-standing Europe an garage blues group The Cuban Heels, here teamed up with the Dutch Black & Tan’s label’s house band (Jasper Mortier on drums and bass and label boss Jan Mittendorp on guitars and effects) for a modern recording of “Rosie”, the prison song recorded by Alan Lomax. The results are nicely gritty, rootsy dance music; but don’t let that last phrase put you off, there’s definitely more than a trace of UK 60s R’n’B. Very interesting indeed…
B&T 967 – Rosie (feat Jan Hidding)
The first single form a recording sessison that we did In December 2017 with Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding.
This one is a brand new version from one of the famous Lomax recordings. Track is released digital only on Black and Tan Records and available on all major download and streaming platforms.
Bluesman Roscoe Chenier recorded some fine material for Black & Tan Records, including this fine a cappella rendition of the old gospel standard, released in 2006.
On this new single download release, ElectroBluesSociety have added a modern, bass heavy musical accompaniment including slide guitar it is actually pretty sympathetic and effective. The track runs to five minutes long, and although purists may sneer, if it brings a new audience to the blues, it will have done its job. Norman Darwen
Here is a picture from our show in Zevenaar last Wednesday. It gives a good idea of the live set-up of our project.
here is another live video from our concert at De Hip in Deventer (NL) last week.
GOIN’ IN CIRCLES ………
The traditional hymn ‘Will The Circle Be Unbroken’ is one of Gospel’s most recorded songs. Soul folk will most probably know and cherish the haunting rendition from the Staple Singers. An equally haunting version was cut by bluesman ROSCOE CHENIER in 2006. His acaplla take was recorded for Black and Tan Records. It was, in fact, the Louisiana born Chenier’s last recording (he died in 2013) and amongst the gospel and blues community it has acquired an almost mythical status. The track has just been reissued by Black and Tan, but for the release they’ve added musical backing from Dutch band, Electro Blues Society, the sparseness of which manages to enhance the ethereal quality of Chenier’s original vocal. The single is out now.
here is long interview with Jasper and Jan by Mike Limnios BluesCuture from Greece.
Our new single (Will The Circle Be Unbroken) was featured by Jeremy Rees in his radio show “Soul of the Blues” on Radio Cardiff in the UK.
We had a great gig yersterday at De Hip in Deventer (NL). Thanks Fonz Scheepstra and everybody at De Hip. This is the first song that came out of our recording session with Jan Hidding of the Cuban Heels.